NTSB Identification: CHI02LA209.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, July 24, 2002 in Minneapolis, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/04/2002
Aircraft: Beech S35, registration: N6162G
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane impacted a series of four foot high approach lights located at the approach end of the runway. The runway contained markings delineating a displaced threshold as well as being listed as having a displaced threshold in the Airport Facility Directory. The manager of the airport stated that another airplane hit the same series of lights approximately one week before the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The proper glide path not obtained/maintained by the pilot. The approach lights were a contributing factor.

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